Our digitally printed Peru flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Manufactured to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.
In 1820 the newly independent Peru had a proposed flag that was a plain dark blue field with a sun with a face in the centre. However this design was not adopted.
The design that was chosen was white field with two red triangles, in the centre of the flag is in oval depicting a faced sun rising over mountains and the sea surrounded by a laurel. It was created by General José de San Martin.
In 1922 the flag was changed to a red-white-red horizontal triband with a red sun in the centre. The change was made because the original was mistaken for the Spanish flag in battle.
On May 1822 the flag was changed to a red-white-red vertical flag with the sun in the centre.
The sun was replaced by a national coat of arms in 1825. The coat of arms featured a shield divided into three parts, the top left part featured a vicuña on a blue background, top left was a cinchona tree and below shell.
In 1936 Peru was split and the new Republic of South Peru adopted a flag that featured a green and white horizontal bicolour with a red band in the left hand side. In the red band there was a golden sun and four golden stars.
The northern part of Peru became the Peru-Bolivian Confederation and adopted a flag with a red field and the coat of arms of Bolivia, south and North Peru in the centre. When Peru was united in 1839 the 1825 flag was reinstated.
In 1950 Peru a simple red-white-red horizontal banded flag was adopted.
The Coat of Arms of Peru
The Coat of Arms of Peru features a shield divided into three parts. The top left part featured a vicuña on a blue background, top right depicted a cinchona tree and lower part featured a shell on a red background. Above is a laurel wreath and at either side are draped national flags.
The War Flag of Peru
The War Flag of Peru is a simple 2:3 national flag with the National Coat of Arms in the centre.
The State Flag of Peru
The State Flag of Peru is also the naval ensign. It features the national flag with the coat of arms in the centre
The State Flag of Peru
The Peruvian Naval Jack is a square 1:1 flag.
The Flags of the Cities of Peru
Here are some examples of the flags of the individual cities of Peru.